A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

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A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby DrStroganoff » Sun May 25, 2008 4:36 pm

Hi guys. Have just returned from a weekends camping in cornwall with some the mrs and some friends. Didnt get a chance to go to any of the steam railways down that way, or any model shops :-( But the mrs wanted to go to a craft shop, and the address was the Great Western Railway yard... So I figured there must be something of interest down there !

Apart from the old station building, which is now a tinplate sign manufacturer, there was this old 0-4-0 shunter discarded on a bit of track beside the road. Not a particularly interesting subject matter, but it looks as though it had a hard life.

I thought the photos might be a good point of reference when weathering or rusting their models.

Anyway, here they are :

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And finally the station building...

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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby MTA » Sun May 25, 2008 6:51 pm

The paint scheme on the station building leaves something to be desired :shock:

No doubt that Hibberd Planet did lead a hard life, indicated by the 'Yard No.' on the numberplate.

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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby matthew-peter » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:05 pm

I bet the cabs a bit dark inside :roll: .
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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby glegalee » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:26 pm

I want it in my back garden. If only I had the room.
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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby Metrocamel » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:02 pm

There's a weathering project for someone! :D Strangely some locos look their best when they're at their worst! 8)
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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby 80064 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:26 pm

Indeed a Hibbard Planet! And I bet it was based at Plymouth Dockyard or where you closer to another large navy establishment? Yard No plates are common on such locos.

This is another similar in far better condition on home turf at Chatham Dockyard, although ironically it was never based there before preservation:

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Perfect for the environment aren't they? There is also another preserrved and earning it's keep on the nearby (to me) Lavender Line at Isfield, East Sussex.

http://www.lavender-line.co.uk/ Got to loco section at bottom of page

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Re: A Shunter Looking A Bit Worse For Wear !

Postby blooregard » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:05 pm

Excellent stuff, I've ordered a couple of tiny 0-4-0 diesels similar to this for an N gauge layout. I want to use them as industrial engines and to be honest I originally bought them for their chassis, when they arrive If I dont like them I'll ditch the bodies and scratch build a pair of Hibbard Planets!!!, exactly what I'm after.
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